"More than a traditional review software"
Availability to everyone in the company. This software levels the playing field between executives to mid-management to the guys on the dock. By using the Feedback option, every employee has the opportunity to give feedback to any other employee, including management. We were concerned we might see a lot of negative comments, but to date our employees are taking the program seriously.
Must have an email to use. Because many of our employees are in production and do not have company emails, we used an inexpensive web domain service and created emails specifically for this purpose.
I recommend you do your due diligence and compare Threads Culture to other options available to you. not only is the software a great tool, but the team at Threads is very easy to work with.
"Simple, effective, and affordable performance management tool"
The feedback feature is such a great way to provide timely feedback and track employee performance throughout the year. It is super easy to use, which is very important in order to gain acceptance of employees and managers during the implementation phase! Also, the ability to rate employees on our organization's core values is a great way to take it beyond just evaluating based on job requirements.
Would like to see better goal tracking capabilities within the review template. Have already made a request and understand this will be a part of future updates.
Better performance management- Our managers are now able to keep better track of their team members' performance throughout the year, which should make a huge difference come annual review time later this year. It is virtually impossible to remember what someone did 11 months ago, so the real-time feedback collected during the entire review cycle is amazing! Improved morale- Employees can easily provide feedback for one another at any time, which is a great morale booster!
"Extremely Helpful Software"
I like that Threads keeps track of employee progress throughout the year (feedback) so I don't have to remember it all at review time. Also, each annual review is kept so I can go back and see if employees are improving or staying the same. The feedback feature is extremely helpful in keeping track of employee progress throughout the year.
Even though the people at Threads are very helpful and try and make the on-boarding process as smooth as possible, it's still very time consuming. There's really not much anyone can do about that. It took me awhile to complete the job descriptions, Core Values and Results for each description, but once that was finished it made the whole review process go much smoother. The time investment is worth it in the end.
It's worth the time it takes to set it up.
"Easy Peasy! "
Our company has been using Threads for our review portal for a year now. As a manager responsible for multiple team member reviews, Threads allows me to be able to rely on other team members feedback to make the most of our annual reviews. This portal allows team members to either give a shout out for something that one of my team has done or be able to give confidential, constructive criticism which helps me mentor if something needs tending to. At review time, I am able to reflect back on those comments to be able to conduct a meaningful review. I also enjoy being able to share those positive feedback comments to my direct team members every Friday when Threads releases them to me. It is uplifting for all involved.
Other than getting to know a new system, I'm not seeing any negative. The portal allows confidentiality where it is needed and alerts a direct manager and our HR administrator of any issues sooner than later.
Give it a try....the benefits of having ALL team members able to weigh in and give confidential feedback helps managers access how things are going.
Being able to show my feedback to both the person I'm giving feedback to/on and their immediate supervisor.
For some of us it's hard to give yourself feedback, be it negative or positive feedback. But it's nice when you can give yourself a pat on the back.
New To Threads, Positive Experience, Customized Program Designed To Fit Our Culture
Easy to use, knowledgeable and prompt support from Threads team; and having recorded training sessions for reference and to introduce new team members to the program is beneficial. Having a values score and a results score was new to us as we only had one score in the past and we now see how having the two scores gives a clearer evaluation of an employee's strengths and challenges. Feedback from our team after their review was that this process was positive and less stressful and seeing their scores and quadrant placement in the beginning kept them focused on the review and not in anticipation of their score.
The definition of each value is not visible in the Values Score on the review and we had to go back into Company Documents for the explanation of each value. Self assessment feature not available, however, the Threads team assisted us in putting together a word document to use.
My use with threads has been nothing but positivity!
It's a great way to communicate with staff that you don't normally get to encounter with. It saves time in the work place and you can get conversations through to one another.
It could be a bad source of negative energy if some people hide behind their computer screens and leave negative comments.
This is the best review system that I have seen that takes into account the employees work performance and also how they work within the culture of the organization.
This system has been great for staff to give feedback on their co-workers in a positive and constructive way. I am thankful that the new feature gives the employee the option to make their comment visible to another co-worker. Our staff also uses the self-feedback as a journal of what they have been doing and is helpful to their supervisors to have this record.
When we first started Threads we were hoping that the employees would be able to see the comments and that is now a feature. With it being our first year of having Threads we have not had any problems or concerns as of now.
Great product for review management based on performance as well as company values.
Easy to use platform for continuous tracking of employee performance. The Threads admin staff is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. They go out of their way to try and accommodate all of our company's needs. The automatic generated review draft upon completion of a review is a nice feature.
There are some limitations within the system that is not customizable (i.e. review frequency is company wide instead of employee based, job descriptions can not be customized per employee - only by job title).
If your company takes pride in their unique culture and values, Threads is a must.
"Catalyst for Organizational Change"
What I like about Threads Culture is its unique approach to performance evaluations and culture reinforcement with a special emphasis on core values and results based on each individual contributing to the effectiveness of the organization. Threads' approach alligns perfectly with my belief that the most effective way to improve any organization is by improving the organization's culture. I appreciate how Threads' evaluates employees on core values and results seperately rather than averaging both scores together. My personal favorite feature is its "Feedback" module allowing for 360 degree feedback company wide -- giving all employees a voice on how their co-workers perform at work. - Easy to use - Phenomenal customer service
No negative comments. Threads' takes pride in continuously improving its solution according to customer feedback.